The pure, natural flavor of broccoli shines in this easy, fat-free moringa soup. The trick to this dairy-free, gluten-free recipe is creamy white cannellini beans and a packet of Moringa vegetable powder. The beans provide creamy texture while the Moringa gives a boost of nutrition.
EASY Servings: 6 Ready In: 15 minutes
2 stalks celery
1 small carrot
¼ tsp. thyme
2 big heads of broccoli (about 1 ½ pounds)
1 can cannellini beans
2 bay leaves
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 packet Kuli Kuli Moringa Powder
Moringa vegetable powder brings even more flavor and nutrition to this healthy recipe.
To make the soup: Peel the carrot. Roughly dice the carrot and celery. Place the carrot, celery, and thyme in a large pot. Cover and cook over medium heat, just 3-5 minutes, until aromatic. If vegetables start to brown, simply add a splash of water and reduce the heat.
For the broccoli, separate the florets from the stalks. Trim and peel the stalks. Discard the rough end and the woody peel. 8 Roughly chop the peeled stalks. Drain and rinse the cannellini beans.
Place the broccoli, beans, bay leaf, vegetable stock, and water into the pot with the celery and carrot. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat just until the broccoli is tender, just about 8-10 minutes. You still want it to be bright green so don’t overcook the broccoli. The broccoli is tender when a stalk piece can easily slide off the tip of a knife. Remove the soup from heat.
Remove the bay leaf. Add the nutritional powder and Moringa vegetable powder. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. Puree until creamy. Taste to adjust seasoning.
Garnish with steamed broccoli florets and serve
Chef’s Tip: For an even easier version, use frozen broccoli. Get a big 2 pound bag and just toss everything into the pot. Simmer until the carrots are tender, puree and enjoy!
Yield: 8 cups
Serving size: 1/6 of a recipe (about 1.5 cups).
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (5%) 5.89
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.71g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 154.4mg 6%
Potassium 762.95mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 23.7g 8%
Fiber 8.09g 32%
Protein 9.57g 19%
Calcium 104.68mg 10%
Iron 113.53mg 631%
Vitamin A 2173.66IU 43%
Vitamin C 0.08mg <1%
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Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry. For fun, she loves to travel, with her most recent travel involving 10 days of hiking in the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile. You can learn more about her and her recipes at: www.plants-rule.com